Archives for November, 2010

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Kids Communicate Through Behavior

Ever have a time when your kid went on a real streak of misbehavior and you seemed powerless to stop it?  You were frustrated, at the end of your rope, and feeling sort of desperate that the usual things weren't working, right?

Yep, I think we've all had some times like those.  It's enough to make you pull your hair out and ground them...
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Elizabeth Smart’s Kidnapping – What Are The Odds?

A kidnapping flashback has appeared in the news recently.  Elizabeth Smart, known for being kidnapped at age 14 in 2002, has been participating in a long-awaited trial for her abductor.  She was missing for nearly nine months while the nation watched and waited.  The relief was palpable when she was finally discovered alive and reunited with her family.

Kidnapping and "stranger danger" are...
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Kids Meals Controversy In San Francisco

Last week, the city of San Francisco passed legislation that will put pressure on restaurants to make changes in their kids' meals.  The mayor vetoed the measure, but the Board of Supervisors is supposedly meeting again soon to override the mayor's veto.  The point of this is to help reverse the trend of childhood obesity being observed in recent years.

Those are...
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Dangers Of Teen Pregnancy

You may have seen something this week about the ten year old (you read that correctly) girl in Spain who gave birth.  Apparently, this isn't quite the youngest girl on record to have done this, but it's still pretty darn early in my book.

Aside from the obvious shock factor of her unusually young age, this young girl took on some significant health risks carrying the baby to term. ...
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